Why Breakfast is Key to Helping You Lose Weight

There are people out there that love to wake up and have a nice hot breakfast with eggs, pancakes, and of course bacon. On the other hand, there are also others out there that just cannot stand to sound, sight, or smell of food first thing in the morning.

When you eat a healthy breakfast, not bacon grease cooked eggs or french toast smothered in butter and syrup, gives you energy to start a new day and also kick starts your metabolism. Eating breakfast is linked to many health benefits, including weight control and improved performance for athletes.

A healthy breakfast can provide you with the following:

  • A more nutritionally complete diet that is higher in nutrients, vitamins and minerals.
  • Improved concentration and performance.
  • More strength and endurance to engage in physical activity.
  • Lowers your bad (LDL) cholesterol levels and raise the good (HDL).
  • And gets your metabolism started, so you start to burn calories even faster!

 

In the many years of research and studies, both adults and children, have shown that people who eat a healthy breakfast usually will weigh less than the people that skip breakfast in the morning. The studies have shown that eating a healthy breakfast can reduce a persons hunger throughout there day.

Now it seems as though you could just save a few calories by just simply not eating, right? Wrong! What also helps breakfast eaters is that their metabolism is already active and at work by the time they’re done eating breakfast. When you skip a meal your metabolism doesn’t really get activated until you have your first meal. So for some people that could be hours before they even start to burn a good amount of calories.

Most studies linked to eating breakfast and weight loss contained healthy breakfasts. So If you are looking for a weight loss miracle by eating donuts and greasy meat, this is not it. Aim for healthy breakfasts that include whole grains and lean protein.

 

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